As Twitchy reported yesterday, Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack approached some senators after yesterday’s vote to block a proposal to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood from moving forward. His question was an easy yes or no: Have you seen the undercover videos?
“I have not seen them,” Senator Jeanne Shaheen told him. “I have not seen them, no,” admitted Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.
Plenty of senators seem unconcerned about the videos, which have shown Planned Parenthood doctors haggling over harvested organs and describing special, less “crunchy” abortion procedures that can not just preserve as many organs as possible but produce an especially valuable intact fetus.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards is tired of the Center for Medical Progress releasing the videos one by one, “water torture” style, and, taking a cue from an article in the Wall Street Journal, wants them released all at once.
Why is she linking to the Wall Street Journal? Because the paper managed to track down an “ethicist” who denounced the “water torture” method of releasing them.
It seems odd that Richards is concerned that the videos be released all at once, considering that Planned Parenthood insists they’re “bogus.”
Where does that link lead? To the respected GazetteXtra, in which Jason Stanford — who discloses that he “used to work for Planned Parenthood and consider[s] Richards a friend” — claims that “the easily debunked and obviously edited videos … proved nothing more than Planned Parenthood executives eat salad and drink wine.” Oh, and sometimes they “donate fetal tissue for research.”